Calif legislature passed two bills prioritizing cannabis company profits; health groups urging veto

The California Legislature recently passed two bad bills designed to promote the cannabis industry at the expense of public health. One, AB 1302, would allow cannabis billboards along highways and the other, AB 45, greatly expands permission to add CBD and THC to foods and pet supplies. Under AB 45’s weak rules, hemp sodas orContinue reading “Calif legislature passed two bills prioritizing cannabis company profits; health groups urging veto”

Understanding how unhealthy food companies influence advertising restrictions

Advertising is a key vector used to promote unhealthy products, and there is a long history of efforts to ban or restrict advertising as a key element of tobacco control. Advertising restrictions are also starting to be implemented to protect the public from promotions for other unhealthy products, including junk food. In particular, in 2019Continue reading “Understanding how unhealthy food companies influence advertising restrictions”